Before our Sky Bet League Two match with Morecambe this afternoon, skipper John Dempster will hand over a cheque for £2,500 to two charities.
Representatives of Nottingham City Hospital’s Prostate Cancer Appeal and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance are each set to collect £1,250.
The money has been generated from sales of Matt Halfpenny’s book ‘Stag Party: The Inside Story of Mansfield Town’s Promotion to the Football League’.
The hardback book, which has more than 250 pages and includes a selection of stunning images, is a record of our remarkable Conference Premier title-winning campaign.
“It’s great that the record of such a fantastic period in the club’s history should be able to help others out in this way,” said the author.
“I’m eternally grateful for the way that supporters have got behind the book - to the benefit of charities that do so much good work in the community.”
Proceeds from copies sold from now onwards will go to the Emma Stamp Charitable Trust, a charity named after the popular Ollerton Stags Supporters’ Club member, who sadly lost her life in a car crash.
The trust awards charitable grants to projects involving young people in the East Midlands to help them reach their full potential.
Matt added: “Having reached the initial target of £2,500 I had set, I wanted to widen the net to include Emma’s foundation, because it’s another terrific and deserving cause.”
Remaining copies of Matt’s book are available to purchase in our club shop and via www.stagsclubshop.com